I'm a reluctant Access user .... (1 Viewer)

Capfka

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... not because I think it's a bad idea, but because my career simply hasn't sent me down the Access route. You can't do everything.

I'm a Kiwi living in England (nearly 20 years) and I sometimes program in Delphi and usually over MySQL, Oracle and (sometimes) SQL Server. I'm actually a data guy rather than a programmer and I've modelled a lot of systems over the years! Ask me anything you like about ERStudio ...

However, I've been providing voluntary work to a charity which has a Delphi system which uses Access, all very old. So far I've managed to blag my way around Access, but I've never written VBA because I've been able to do what I need to using Delphi queries against Access via ADO. But I'm leaving the area soon, so I'm trying to get the database mangement into a state which will allow someone who has zero programming/database experience to "manage" the system on a daily basis. Knowing sod-all about what's under Access' hood, I thought I'd join a group which seemed friendly and which might be able point me in the right direction on some things which are basically goobledegook to me.

When I'm not working with data I work for my wife's business. Since Covid-19 arrived on our shores our mail order business has gone crazy, and I spend a lot of time helping out. I infinitely prefer data, believe me.

So here I am! If I appear to be on this forum for help well, yes I am. And I might even learn something about what Access and VBA can do.
 

theDBguy

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Hi. Welcome to AWF!
 

Isaac

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Welcome! Thanks for sharing your background. Hopefully you can find some enjoyment in learning Access too.
 

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Welcome aboard AWF!
Nice to have you here.
 

jdraw

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Welcome to the forum. For many, learning has become a byproduct of the Covid-19 quarantine.
 

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Thanks for the welcome, folks. I wish I had time to sit down and learn how Access works so that I could work these things out for myself, but I have just come across a problem I don't seem to be able to find good information about. Which thread should I go to for information about how to set up links to tables in an external Access database and invoke them programmatically? Bear in mind, please that I have no background in VB or Access programming! Thanks in advance.
 

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I would suggest you start a new thread in the General forum or in the Modules. And also that you give a plain English description telling readers about:

I have just come across a problem I don't seem to be able to find good information about.

Good luck.
 

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